Nov 11, 2012 10:00am PST
to their communities, they're bussed to the trinity river, south of the dallas skyline for a final group effort, to clear brush and create an overlook along a newly opened trail. eric greitens says what we see here is an example of how military training can work in civilian life. >> there's a tremendous set of skills and abilities which they bring back from their military service that they can now use here at home. they've all learned what it takes to work with a team and accomplish a mission. they're all used to being held accountable. they know what it takes to inspire people in difficult circumstances. they know that success doesn't come easy. so they bring back those skills and also those attitudes which they can apply in a civilian context. >> you take a bunch of veterans and you put them on an objective. it's gonna get done one way or another. >> robert brown was discharged from the marines in 2004. he was suffering from a traumatic brain injury and ptsd. >> i was an rp. i was a religious programs specialist. worked with the chaplain so i worked with suicide guys. we had several attempts.
Nov 19, 2012 5:30pm PST
activities through a warning from assad's government. but from his comfortable life in dallas he recently engineered his younger brother's escape. en route to their meeting he spoke of his mixed feelings of having to meet them in turkey. >> very excited to see them but at the same time i cannot take the back images that we're meeting in a foreign country, not meeting at home. >> warner: where was this? this man had been serving compulsory military duty in intelligence until his assignment changed. >> we had to flee because the regime would have forced us to fight against the people. the orders we got were to crush demonstrations by any means possible even if we had to shoot them. >> warner: this man who was teaching french felt he had to flee too. >> because my brother had escaped they might arrest and torture me to get information about him. >> warner: through the help of the u.s.--and canada-based syrian support group he got his brothers out of turkey through a network of sympathizers. those the rebellion is often described as a conflict between assad ruling sect and syria's majority su